How To Turn Your Attic Into A Playroom
Children love to play outdoors. But when it rains or it snows, they need another place to play in so why don’t your turn your attic into a playroom?
Can you really turn the attic into a playroom? That answer really depends if the room is worthy. You can easily find out by getting a tape measure and seeing if this can be done. If you are able to walk in here without any squeaks or noises, the odds are in your favor because it can support the weight of your kids and their friends.
Before you hammer away, make sure you get all the permits required from the mayor’s office. You will have to get this yourself if you are the one going to do it. But if you hired a contractor, they can take care of the leg work so you don’t have to worry about anything.
One of the things that you have to provide in your renovated attic is proper lighting. Your children cannot rely on the bulb that is already there during the daytime. What you can do is install a skylight so there is natural light entering the room.
Proper installation of the skylight depends on the path of the sun during the course of the day. You can even install several and make sure there are shades so the room is not very hot to be in during the summer months.
Natural light can also enter the playroom if there is a window. If there is one already, then that is one thing you don’t have to worry about. But if there is none, talk to the carpenter. It doesn’t have to look like a conventional window. In fact, you can even use an oddly shaped or off sized design.
The next two things to work on are the walls and the floors. You should make sure there is sufficient insulation on the walls so again it is not too hot during the summer. They should also be painted using light colors to add to the lighting already provided by the windows and skylight.
If the kids will be coloring in this room, make sure that you are using materials that are durable and easy to clean. A good example is laminated flooring and you can use either marble or painted wood.
The nice thing about turning the attic into a playroom is that you don’t have to buy new furniture. One plastic table and a few plastic chairs will do. If the kids want to sleep here, you can easily roll out a mattress and hide it by putting these inside a trunk. Should there older guests dropping by, then perhaps a fold out couch will add a nice touch.
The playroom can also be used as a study area or a library by putting shelves on the small spaces. Naturally, you can place books here as well as stuffed animals balls and other things that will be within their reach.
Since the shelves are not enough for old your kid’s toys, don’t forget to put in a trunk or a small cabinet for them. If it is not that expensive to have these custom made, then go ahead so you are able to maximize space.
Turning the attic into a playroom is quite easy. Make sure you have all the cleaning materials nearby since you will have to clean it up when they are done.